Tuesday, March 13, 2012


Generally in the car, we listen to kid's music. I'm pretty selective about the kid's music I'm wiling to endure, so it's mostly They Might Be Giants and a couple of others. It's not bad, but it's still kid's music.

Occasionally, I get tired of our kid's music selection, so I plug in my iPhone and we listen to my music. I have pretty varied taste - hip-hop, rap, alternative rock, pop, classic rock - really a little bit of everything. In generally, if a song has bad language, I have the edited version. Edited versions leave something to be desired, but my kids are still young so I prefer that to my kids singing the f-word. If an unedited song comes on, I'll just skip on by to the next song.

We were jamming out to my music this morning in the car. School is only about 7 minutes away, so we usually only get on song in. The first on to come up was Kanye West "Gold Digger," I song I love/hate/mostly love. For those that don't know, the song is basically about how some women may be more interested in a man for his money than for his actual worth, and how men should be on the lookout for such women.

The song has lots of foul language, but this was the edited version. Now, I recognize that there are a lot of problems with the song that have nothing to do with the lyrics, but the tune and beat are catchy.

I usually get the kids clapping their hands or waving their hands along to the music, so we were doing that. Okay, so you know how all these kid's shows (Dora, Diego, etc.) do this thing where they instruct children to say something? Like, Diego will have to help a frog jump to safety and he'll look out of the screen and tell the kids, "Say Jump! Louder! Say jump!" Or "When I say 'sube' you say 'sube.'" So the kids have this repeating bit down (you may see where this is going.)

So, we're grooving along hands waiving, seat bopping, and then we get to the end of the second verse of "Gold Digger," where Kanye says "If you ain't no punk holla WE WANT PRE-NUP!"

Being every obliging preschoolers, the three little boys in the back of my seat hollered (in unison) "WE WANT PRE-NUP!"

And then I laughed and laughed and laughed and put back on the kid's music.